Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not licked; not brought to proper shape by licking: from the old popular notion that the she-bear licked her cubs into shape; hence, ungainly; raw; unmannerly; uncultivated.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not licked; hence, not properly formed; ungainly. Cf. To lick into shape, under lick, v.
- un- + licked (Wiktionary)
“You vault into a brothel with only this unlicked cub for a protector.”
“These unlicked cubs who thought they could out-drink ME!”
“Humorous half-columns in the local papers, written in the customary silly way by unlicked cub reporters just out of grammar school, tickled the fancy of San Francisco for a fleeting moment in that the steamship Mariposa had rescued some sea-waifs possessed of a cock-and-bull story that not even the reporters believed.”
“She trailed her love on my palm, sucked in her scabbish unlicked lips.”
“Such thinking has typically led to unnecessary imprisonment and needless killing of people as a gesture of saving the city from "the unlicked mob" (as one military commander in the San Francisco quake referred to the public) rather than saving the people from the disaster that destroyed the city. www.”
“April 30, 2008 at 4:39 am spiced nuts toast eif peenutt butt-r unlicked eclairs”
“I'm already tired of can a senile rich woman's plaything beat an unlicked terrorist pup, however brilliant he may be”
“So, I get to looking into this and it turns out, yeah, Allen's been mailing letters, but he's mailing them unlicked.”
“But what can one expect from the unlicked cubs (pardon the term) sent abroad with only stature, to make them look like men, and equipage to attract respect, without one other qualification to enforce it?”
“They set out upon their travels unlicked cubs: and in their travels they only lick one another, for they seldom go into any other company.”
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